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What signs of 'greatness' were there in Alexander's early life?

What signs of 'greatness' were there in Alexander's early life?

This lesson gives an introduction to Alexander the Great, his background and early life. It begins with a map of his empire to give students an idea of the scale of his later conquest and leads with a comprehension on the story of his taming of Bucephalus according to Plutarch (adapted so secondary students can understand it). It is then useful to show the scene from Alexander (2004) a link to which is attached and compare the interpretations of the event. Another scene from Alexander the Great (1956) is linked to and a discussion and explanation of the influence of Aristotle on his life can then ensue. Students are then introduced to his character at the beginning of his campaign (Plutarch again!) with the idea being that they need to understand that he was literate and intelligent. Students leave with an understanding that, like his hero Achilles, he died young. A 'challenge' article on his life from the Telegraph (adapted) is also included.
robertsad
Project Based History Bundle (Grades 6-8)

Project Based History Bundle (Grades 6-8)

IF COMING UP WITH an interesting way to teach your 6-8 graders about ancient history is difficult for you, look no further. This Project Based History Bundle is a set of hands on activities for your collaborative groups that is enticing, challenging and fun. When you see your kids being actively engaged and truly enjoying their learning experience, it will help you to once again discover a joy of learning with them. So many kids love to role play, which they’ll do in these lessons. For your What is it Like to Be an Archaeologist section, Students will break into groups of four and assume a specific role as they go on an imaginary archaeological expedition and find some broken up clay pots with strange markings. They’ll work as a team to assemble the fragments and draw conclusions about the symbols, and what these artifacts were used for. My 6th graders had a ton of fun with this Sumerian Brick Building activity, called Become a Sumerian Brick Builder. After discussing the fact that the Sumerians were the first brick builders, which truly didn’t phase them, their assignment was to go home and build a brick out of mud just like these people of antiquity did. By bringing this lesson to life, they understood the difficulty in achieving this feat. They especially enjoyed bringing their bricks to school and building a class Ziggurat. Can you guess what their favorite part was? If you said, "knocking it down," you would have been correct. Hammurabi’s Code of Law Debate goes hand in hand with what is happening in our world today. Controversy over certain laws, the second amendment, equal rights, health care, etc. Hammurabi’s laws are quite severe and kids have a great time debating whether or not they’re too harsh. This activity will help improve abstract thinking skills, public speaking, self image. They’ll also understand terms such as debate, argument, counter-claim, pro/con and so much more. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE a mystery? My students did, they especially enjoyed being detectives and searching for clues surrounding Tutankhamen’s death in this project based lesson called, Was King Tut Murdered? A Web Quest, Trial & Persuasive Writing activity. This collaborative group project has them taking on different roles for the web quest and trial. Finally, they’ll be asked to write a persuasive essay. The last activity a Greek Theater Unit which includes a 17 slide Power Point Introduction to give your students useful background images and information to help understand vocabulary and concepts for completing the activity. In addition, the kiddos will learn why and how the first theater came about. Then they’ll work in collaborative groups to write and present plays in the style of the ancient Greeks. *zip file...make sure you extract the file so that you can use it.
Merlinho
3 Primary sources: The Achaemenid Persian Empire

3 Primary sources: The Achaemenid Persian Empire

This resource includes 3 separate primary sources from eyewitnesses to events in the topic Persia - from Cyrus II to the death of Darius III and activities based on the source including who wrote the source, what we know about the writer, how their presence at the historical incidents impacts their writing, whether the information is reliable and the purpose of the writing. The 3 sources are: + Herodotus describes Persian religion, c.490-420 BCE + Diodorus Siculus reports that Artaxerxes II appoints a Greek(!) to command the Persian navy, 398-7 BCE + Artaxerxes I gives Nehemiah permission to rebuild the Jerusalem temple, 445-4 BCE Each source and analysis questions are on a single page. This task is designed for NSW students of the History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 6 Higher School Certificate course Historical Periods Option D: Persia – Cyrus II to the Death of Darius III The outcome being developed is: AH12-6 analyses and interprets different types of sources for evidence to support an historical account or argument.
WayneWoods
The 10 Commandments vs. Hammurabi's Code primary source analysis

The 10 Commandments vs. Hammurabi's Code primary source analysis

A primary source analysis worksheet that gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast the 10 Commandments with Hammurabi's Code. This is a great activity to promote active reading comprehension, and leads to a great discussion about how Judaism influences other cultures throughout western civilization.
ltgunkel
Epic of Gilgamesh/Noah's Flood primary source analysis and synthesis activity

Epic of Gilgamesh/Noah's Flood primary source analysis and synthesis activity

This is a project designed for high school World History. It consists of two primary source texts - an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh and an excerpt from the story of Noah's Flood in the Bible - and several reading analysis questions that prompt students to practice reading comprehension, evidence-based inquiry, and synthesizing source materials. It's a nice blend of historical reading and English-language arts skills, it can be done individually or in groups, and makes for an effective 30-minute lesson.
ltgunkel
LKS2 Year 3/4 Stone Age Knowledge Organiser

LKS2 Year 3/4 Stone Age Knowledge Organiser

Knowledge organiser created for children in LKS2 about the Stone Age. Includes key vocabulary, timeline, information about the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, Stonehenge & cave paintings. Perfect way to learn the key facts in preparation for teaching, to use for planning and for children to take home and learn before / after lessons!
matt_walley
Country Studies Bundle (The Middle East)

Country Studies Bundle (The Middle East)

Let's learn about countries of the Middle East! This bundle includes six country studies with a great variety of activities and exercises about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The materials have informative exercises about the things that these countries are famous for, such as oil reserves, conflicts, Islam, ancient civilizations, and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. The answers and answer sheets are included.
willemmacau
Iraq (country study)

Iraq (country study)

Let’s get to know Iraq! This worksheet includes 17 pages with a great variety of activities and exercises about Iraq. The materials have informative exercises about the things that Iraq is famous for, such as Mesopotamia, Babylon, Islam, the Kurds, Saddam Hussein, the Gulf War, and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. Overview: Page 1: Iraq in pictures Page 2/3: Brief introduction Page 4: Babylon Page 5/6/7: Islam Page 8: Sunni vs. Shia Page 9/10: The Kurds Page 11: Saddam Hussein Page 12/13: The Gulf War Page 14/15: ISIS Page 16: Oil Reserves Page 17: Reflection You might also like these worksheets: Turkey (country study) Iran (country study) Saudi Arabia (country study) Islam The Middle East Keywords: Iraq, country study, Baghdad, ISIS, ISL, Gulf War, Oil, Saddam Hussein, Islam, Muslim, Sunni, Shia, Gulf War, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Muhammad, Kurds, Kurdistan
willemmacau
Israel (country study)

Israel (country study)

Let’s get to know Israel! This worksheet includes 19 pages with a wide variety of activities and exercises about Israel. The materials have informative exercises about the things that Israel is famous for, such as Abraham, Moses, Judaism, conflicts with the Palestinians, Mossad, the Holocaust, and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. Overview: Page 1: Israel in pictures Page 2/3: Brief introduction Page 4-6: History Page 7/8: Judaism Page 9/10: Religious Figures Page 11/12: The Holocaust Page 13/14: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Page 15: Mossad Page 16: Jewish Holidays Page 17/18: Attractions Page 19: Reflection You might also like these worksheets: Iran (country study) Saudi Arabia (country study) Egypt (country study) The Middle East Religions Keywords: Israel, Jew, Jewish, country study, Judaism, Moses, Abraham, Holocaust, star of David, Hebrew, Jerusalem, conflicts, Palestine, Mossad, Shabbat, Western Wall, Dome of the Rock
willemmacau
Humanities Bundle (Ancient Civilizations, Religions and Wonders of the World)

Humanities Bundle (Ancient Civilizations, Religions and Wonders of the World)

This bundle includes three worksheets: Ancient Civilizations Religions Wonders of the World The units include a large variety of fun activities and exercises about various aspects. Lots of informative exercises and fun puzzles (crosswords, word searches, word chops and many others) are included to make it a fun class. The answers and answer sheets are included. You might also like these worksheets: Africa The Middle East China Egypt Greece Christianity Islam Geography Bundle
willemmacau
Ancient History Crossword Puzzles

Ancient History Crossword Puzzles

This Ancient history crossword puzzles bundle includes all of the products listed below: Important: All these products sell for $11; as a bundle they are 25% off, for $8.25! This product includes the following 11 topics: ♦ Ancient China ♦ Ancient Chinese Dynasties ♦ Ancient Egypt ♦ Ancient Greece ♦ Ancient Rome ♦ Ancient India ♦ Aztec Empire ♦ Inca Empire ♦ Maya Civilization ♦ Mesopotamia ♦ Vikings
ScienceSpot